The 2020 Melinda Rosenblatt Lecture, Presented by Josh Lambert

A Live, Online Event Recorded Via Zoom on April 23, 2020

In the first half of the 20th century, Jews went from being almost completely excluded from all jobs in American publishing to being preeminent throughout the book business, with many of the most prestigious and successful publishing houses (including Knopf, Simon & Schuster, and Random House) having been founded by Jewish families and led by Jewish editors. How did the prominence of Jews in publishing influence the history of American literature? And, how, in particular, did it shape a market for Jewish literature, including Yiddish literature in translation?

NOTE: The program begins at 0:23 seconds in.

The 2020 Melinda Rosenblatt Lecture | "Of Making Many Books There Is No End: Jews and American Publishing," with Josh Lambert

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